PAIN Bassist To Sit Out European Tour

Bassist Johan Husgafvel of Swedish industrial metallers PAIN will sit out the band's upcoming European headlining tour for "family" reasons. His temporary replacement will be Andre Skaug (CLAWFINGER), who previously toured with PAIN in 2007.

Commented Johan: "The forthcoming PAIN tour is just about to start and I'm completely sure that all of the shows will be absolute killer!!! Unfortunately, I've decided to sit out this tour due to family reasons. I won't be able to do the European four-week run, but I'm really looking forward to do the first and last leg of the tour, the Swedish and Finish tour dates. So to all of you I don't get to see this year, we'll make it up on the festivals next year!"

For a list of upcoming PAIN shows, go to this location.

Husgafvel and his girlfriend, NIGHTWISH singer Anette Olzon, welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Nemo, on July 30, 2010. Olzon also has a ten-year-old son, Seth, with her now-ex-husband.

PAIN's seventh album, "You Only Live Twice", was released on June 3 in Europe and June 21 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

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